Dr. David E. Melon, MD

Dr. David E. Melon, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Male | 36 years old

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Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from...Read more

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in Morganton, NC |
Hi I am bobby.t I had an lump on my neck and was scared of results .but the staff and Dr.David Melon I had a bunch of problems and they all took the time to listen for my fears and .they where so great about everything .if you need ears nose and throat. For any of your family .highly recommend Dr.Melon... 5 stars and two thumbs up.... Special thanks to him and his staff .
in Morganton, NC |
After seeing several physicians, Dr. Melon was the first to show actual concern for my health issue. I did not feel rushed whatsoever during my appointment and he was very professional and personable and made good recommendations. This was my second visit with Dr. Melon.
in Port St. Joe, Florida |
Dr. Melon was able to reassure me that my problem was treatable and manageable. Dr. Melon has a youthful appearance but was able to put this 80 year old woman at ease. Dr. Melon schedule a round of test for my balance and dizzyness gave me a simple exercise developed by Dr. Cho that works for me. Grace Hospital did a MRI; his Hickory office had a Dr. Mooney do vestibular test on me & in both places, I was treated with dignity and care. I highly recommend Dr. Melon and his staff.
Hickory, NC |
Dr. Melon is great for families of all ages. He makes you feel comfortable and takes the necessary time to make you feel like the only patient in the building. I have never had a bad experience therefore refer him to family and friends. He conducted surgeries on both my children and he had my complete trust. He is our trusted doctor.
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Dr. David Melon is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

He received his undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.

A native of New Jersey, he then went on to graduate from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. This was followed by a five year residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

His specialty training in ENT encompasses today's most innovative and proven medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Melon's professional interests include all of general and pediatric otolaryngology. He is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the American Thyroid Association.

Dr. Melon is the Co-Director of Audiologic and Hearing Aid Services within the Carolina ENT clinic. He also currently serves as the Otolaryngology Section Chair at Frye Regional Medical Center, the Otolaryngology Section Chief at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Joint Governance Council at Catawba Valley Medical Center, the Surgical Services Committee at Frye Regional Medical Center, and is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Frye Regional Medical Center. He is the Secretary for the Catawba Valley Medical Society.  He is currently serving as the Board Chairman at Viewmont Surgery Center.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification
  • Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Publications & Presentations

  • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy.Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A.J Biomed Opt 2003 Jul
  • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat.Okonkwo, D. O., Melon, D. E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L. K., Rubin, D. G., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A.Neuroreport 2003 Mar 3
  • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation.Okonkwo, D. O., Wagner, J., Melon, D. E., Alden, T., Stone, J. R., Helm, G. A., Jane, J. A.Neurosci Lett 2003 Dec 4

Dr. Melon's Care Philosophy

Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care

Dr. Melon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
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  • Media & Publications
    • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation. Okonkwo, D.O., Wagner, J., Melon, D.E., Alden, T., Stone, J.R., Helm, G.A., Jane, J. A. Neurosci Lett, 2003 Dec 4
    • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat. Okonkwo, D.O., Melon, D.E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L.K., Rubin, D.G., Stone, J.R., Helm, G. A. Neuroreport, 2003 Mar 3
    • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy. Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A. J Biomed Opt, 2003 Jul

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    The Ohio State University Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    The Ohio State University Medical Center

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Virginia

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction